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First Day

7:45am
I start my new job today. I’m an IMAC Technical Specialist for Great West Life. IMAC = Install/Move/Add/Change. So when someone moves offices, wants some hardware changed, needs a new computer, wants a new monitor, etc, we do it for them. So it’s a pretty basic job, but it’s with a great company, and there’s lot of room for growth. Pay is about the same as I was making in Calgary minus the bonuses which is actually pretty good for out here.

I had an interview with Princess Auto on Thursday for a PC Technician position. It’s actually an amazing job. It would be similar duties to some of the stuff I did in Calgary without nearly the amount of stress. Problem is the pay is 10k/yr less than GWL, and on the opposite end of town from where we live. šŸ˜¦ But that’s okay, because I have this GWL job.

6:45 pm
So the job isn’t quite what I expected. It isn’t technical at all. It’ll take about as much technical expertise as working at Convergys. But…it’s with a great company, and there is room to move within it. I can put in my time, and move to something a little more my style. It’s also only until December 31st right now, so we’ll see. What I have to remember is that I’m not in this for the long haul. It is a means to an end. I’m going back to school to be a pastor. It might not be as soon as I would like, but it will be one day. The sooner the better. šŸ™‚ So yeah. Not what I dreamed of but definitely a decent job with decent pay.

Things in Winnipeg have been good otherwise. We take posession of our house next Wednesday, and move in the following weekend. I’m really excited, I can’t wait. Things feel like they are starting to come together. Just gotta get Mama Bean a Chiro job now. šŸ™‚ I’ll post pics of our new place when we take possession. Let y’all get your jealousy on. Then maybe we’ll get some visitors.

We aren’t sure if we’ll be going home for Christmas this year. Money’s a little short, so I’m not sure what’s going to happen. I do get 4 days vacation, so we’ll see. I’d like to see my family and friends, but I’m worried about the whole “where to stay” business. I don’t want the parents counting hours and nights that we spent at the other family’s place. Ideally staying with one of our siblings would be the best course of action, but again, we’ll see. We are sitting in a really topsy-turvey place right now, and the only thing we can do is wait.

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